1954 1 Dollar Note with no serial number

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Trailman
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1954 1 Dollar Note with no serial number

Postby Trailman » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:08 pm

Hello I am a new user in this forum.

I am a collector in the USA but my family had relatives in Canada when I was growing up. They ran a theater in the early 1900's so had a lot of coins they had collected over the years. These coins came into my family when they passed away many years ago. I am going through them now that my Father has also passed away. I have a 1954 1 Dollar bill that does not have a serial number on it. It is in good shape but not perfect. First could it be counterfeit? Second I have not been able to find some idea of the value so any help there would be much appreciated. I have included pictures.

Thank you for any help anyone can provide.

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Re: 1954 1 Dollar Note with no serial number

Postby Lightw4re » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:29 am

The serial number can be easily erased. This doesn't had any value to your bill.

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Re: 1954 1 Dollar Note with no serial number

Postby Trailman » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:53 pm

Thank you

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Re: 1954 1 Dollar Note with no serial number

Postby Shylo » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:44 pm

Collectors will generally only accept this type of error if the note is in UNC condition... otherwise there is a great suspicion that the note has been somewhat altered...


Give the note a smell... I bet you can still probably smell some type of chemical residue on the bill where the numbers have been taken off

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Re: 1954 1 Dollar Note with no serial number

Postby Trailman » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:50 pm

Been very busy but thank you for the reply. No smell and nothing under UV Light where the numbers should be, which was recommended to me by another friend that is a collector. Any other way to check the bill to see if it had numbers printed on it?

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Re: 1954 1 Dollar Note with no serial number

Postby Shylo » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:08 pm

Usually there's a bit more fading... in the background where the numbers would be and the detail of the background just doesn't look right...

The biggest issue here is that your note isn't UNC... so everyone will automatically assume it has been tampered with in some way ... chemically and then washed out if there is no chemical smell...

I say keep the note as a novelty.. as I think it's pretty cool... but the chances of this being a legit error are very slim... and even if that was the case, you will be hard pressed to find someone that will pay full value as most people will be skeptical.

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Re: 1954 1 Dollar Note with no serial number

Postby Trailman » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:22 pm

Thanks

I have only 3 hole in the wall coin shops near me and none of them would even look at it. I will wait until the next coin show hits San Francisco and take it there. My dad was a big collector he even has a US VP bill in his collection. For now I will put it next to that.

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Re: 1954 1 Dollar Note with no serial number

Postby techwriter » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:17 pm

Here's my 'mystery' no serial #, $1 1937; with a light table you can see the RED ink and 'extremely faint' numbering but not enough to decipher. No chemical smell and nothing to suggest scrubbing or erasures. So, it's just a novelty in my collection.
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Re: 1954 1 Dollar Note with no serial number

Postby papermoneyguy » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:25 pm

smells can be easily removed with proper techniques


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